The Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) on October 27 reinstated in their posts five judges who were suspended following their investigation in the case of Laundromat. Later the charges against them were dropped, IPN reports.
These are: Sergiu Lebediuc of the Military Court, Sergey Gubenco of the Comrat Appeals Court, Sergiu Popovici of the Comrat Court, Iurie Hîrbu of the Telenești Court and Garri Bivol of the Centru branch of the Chisinau City Court. Besides being reinstated, the judges will receive salaries for the period during which they were suspended.
Several days ago, the press reported that the Anticorruption Prosecutor’s Office decided to drop the charges against the judges investigated for collusion in the Laundromat case. The ordinances were made in September, but the prosecution bodies didn’t make the decisions public.